Blue Creek Trail is a 1.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Coeur D Alene, Idaho that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking and walking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Blue Creek Trail is a nice spot to take a quick leg-stretcher in the woods. It is easily accessed from I-90 most of the year. Please be advised to drive VERY slowly on East Yellowstone Trail road. Yours would not be the first death on this treacherous stretch of road. The trail head for Blue Creek Trail is clearly marked. There is ample parking and a rest room facility at the trail head. Many of the local hikers cheat, and park about a mile before the trail head, and take a short cut to the trail, with less of an incline. The trail is easy to follow. It is not a well-maintained trail, so expect it to be muddy on wet days. I have hiked this trail at all times of the year, including winter. The trail gets quite slippery in places in the winter, so bring some traction shoes. There are not any spectacular vistas on this hike, but the drive to the trail head is beautiful at any time of year.